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Iran's President Predicts Fall Of Bullying Powers, Zionists

Iranian President Ahmadinejad (file photo) (epa) March 3, 2006 -- Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad has warned that the "bullying" powers of the West and "Zionists" will "fall."

Speaking on March 2 at the end of a three-day visit to Malaysia, Ahmadinejad attributed the root cause of the challenges facing the Muslim world to the "hegemonic tendencies" of certain bullying powers, a clear reference to the United States and Europe.

"Zionists" was a clear reference to Israel.

Ahmadinejad said Muslims can no longer tolerate "domination and bullying" and predicted that "a gigantic force" of Muslim awareness was gathering strength.

He also said the UN nuclear watchdog's treatment of Iran was politically motivated. Ahmadinejad said he wanted talks, but that Iran would not accept anything that was forced upon it.

(Reuters, AP)

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